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  • 1. FACING INTERVIEWS Tips to make you successful
  • 2. Topics to be Discussed• The interview• Investigating the company• Making a good appearance• Anticipating questions and preparing answers• Putting yourself at ease• Helping to control the dialogue• Following up and ending the appplication• Other job search messages11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 2
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  • 4. Investigating the Company….11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 4
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  • 6. What Do You Need To Know?• Age of company• Services or products• Competitors within the industry• Growth pattern• Reputation• Sales/assets/earnings• New products or projects• Culture and values11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 6
  • 7. Making a good appearance11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 7
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  • 11. Anticipating questions and preparing answers11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 11
  • 12. Standard Question…..11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 12
  • 13. Tough And illegal Question…..11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 13
  • 14. Brainteaser Or Critical Thinking Question11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 14
  • 15. Putting Yourself At Ease11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 15
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  • 17. Helping To Control The Dialogue11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 17
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  • 19. Following Up And Ending The Application11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 19
  • 20. Writing A Thank You Messages11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 20
  • 21. Dear Mr. x;I genuinely appreciate the time you gave me yesterday. You were mosthelpful. And you did good job of selling me on Sony Corporation of America.As you requested, I have enclosed samples of the financial analysis Ideveloped as a class project. If you need anything more, please let me know.I look forward to the possibility of discussing employment with you soon.Sincerely,11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 21
  • 22. Constructing A Follow-up To An Application11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 22
  • 23. Dear Mr. x; Because the time is approaching when I must make a job decision, will you please tell me the status of my application with you? You may recall that you interviewed me in your office November 7. You wrote me November 12 indicating that I was among those you had selected for further consideration. SAIC remains one of the organizations I would like to consider in making my career decision. I will very much appreciate hearing from you by December 3. Sincerely,11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 23
  • 24. Planning The Job Acceptance11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 24
  • 25. Dear Mr. x;Yes, I accept your offer of employment. After my first interviewwith you, I was convinced that Allison-Caldwell wasthe organization for me. It is good to know that you think I amright for Allison-Caldwell.Following your instructions, I will be in your Toronto headquarterson May 28 at 8:30 am ready to work for You.Sincerely,11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 25
  • 26. Writing A Message Refusing A Job11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 26
  • 27. Dear Mr. x; Meeting you and the other people at Northern was a genuine pleasure . All that I heard impressed me most favorably. I was especially impressed to receive the generous job offer that followed. In considering the offer, I naturally gave some weight to these favorable impressions. Even though I have accepted a job with another firm, they remain strong in my mind. Thank you for the time and the courteous treatment you gave me. Sincerely,11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 27
  • 28. Writing A Resignation11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 28
  • 29. Dear Mr. x;Working as your assistant for the past 5 years has been a genuinely rewardingexperience. Under your direction I have grown as an administrator. And I know youhave given me a practical education in retailing.As you may recall from our past discussions, I have been pursuing the same careergoals that you held early in your career. So you will understand why I am nowresigning to accept a store management position with Lawsons in Belle River. Iwould like my employment to end on the 31st, but I could stay a week or twolonger if needed to help train my replacement.I leave with only good memories of you and the other people with whom I worked.Thank to all of you for a valuable contribution to my career.11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 29
  • 30. Continuing Job-Search Activities• Maintaining Your Resume• Reading Job Ads/Professional Journals11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 30
  • 31. Maintaining Your Resume11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 31
  • 32. Reading Job Ads/Professional Journals11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 32
  • 33. Thank you all…… Any questions???11/03/2012 Facing Interviews 33